Infants and toddlers need caring adults to help them learn emotional competence-how to understand, express, and manage emotions. By supporting their development in the early years, educators can create a strong foundation that will give young children important life skills and resilience. Paperback. 152 pages.
There are mirrors on the inside and outside of this triangular shaped product for a total of 5 mirrors. The effect creates a myriad of angles and viewpoints for walkers and crawlers to enjoy. 27"H x 31"W x 16"D. Some assembly required.
Birth & up. Cuddly and baby-safe, these 12"soft-body dolls help develop pretend play, motor skills, and hand-eye coordination while encouraging early explorations of sight, sound, and touch. Featuring a star-shaped rattle in one hand and engaging sensor-inspired materials in the other, these dolls bring diversity to dramatic play, creating rich and inclusive play experiences for all young children. Surface washable. Available individually or in a set of 4.
Birth & up. Roll or toss these colorful Photo Cubes to children and see if they can recognize their friends and family. These wonderful cubes promote gross motor functions and facial recognition. Simply slip photos of familiar faces into the clear sleeves, and have children identify the people in the photo. For an extra activity, put print outs of shapes, animals, or numbers in the sleeves and have children identify those objects. Each cube holds up to 6 photos that measure 3.5" x 5".… More »
Birth & up. Young children will enjoy looking at images of themselves, friends, and family in this soft and durable photo mat. Contain 8 vinyl pockets to insert 8 1/2" x 11" pictures or photos. Surface washable. Mat measures 51"L x 51"W x 1"H.
Birth & up. Encourage your children to expand their imagination with these diverse, friendly companions. The Cuddly Playdate Friends promote fine motor skills, social-emotional development, and dramatic play. These friends are a perfect addition to any interactive storytime. Each soft, huggable doll comes with their own little animal friend, a removable two-piece outfit, and shoes. The material is washable and dryable on low heat. For an extra activity have children point out the color of the… More »
18 - 36 months. What do you want to be when you grow up? Children will pretend to be a doctor, construction worker, chef, police officer, mail carrier, or firefighter while wearing these detailed dress-up shirts. Each of the shirts have colorful, printed designs representing an occupation children see in their community. Hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, encouraging independence. Promote an understanding of different careers in the classroom by encouraging… More »
12 months & up. Children can recognize, identify, and match familiar emotions with this set of 20 tiles that depict real images of a variety of feelings. Engaging with the Emotion Tiles will promote the development of: Confidence, Curiosity, Cooperation, Acceptance, Communication, and Self-regulation. Made with safe, durable material that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
2 years & up. This 26-piece set features an impressed lower case letter and corresponding American Sign Language picture. Colorful and tactile way to add variety to your knowledge of alphabets. Made from sustainable rubber wood. Colors are made from vegetable dye, and coated with a non-toxic finish.
3 months & up. Look at me playing in front of a mirror on a safe mat! Infants and toddlers love watching themselves in front of the unbreakable padded mirror plus to play on a 1" thick vinyl foam mat. Surface wash. Children will babble and crawl with delight and stimulate self-awareness and language development. Mirror measures 48" x 15".
Birth & up. Infants will be drawn to the soft blue color of this padded mirror and delight in their reflection. The color coordinates well with most decor and adds an extra softness to the wall. Acrylic mirror has a wooden back with a foam-filled, vinyl covered frame that is surface washable. The frame can be wiped down with a bleach solution and wiped off with clear water. Use a soft cloth and a spray on furniture polish to clean the acrylic mirror. Product must be secured to the wall for safety,… More »
18 months & up. Set of 5 mirrors in wood color EVA foam frames can be used for science and for social-emotional exploration and discovery. Set includes flat, convex and concave square mirrors in 1"-1.5" frames. Smaller squares are approximately 5.75"; triangle is approximately 7.5", and larger square is approximately 9".
2 years & up. These beautiful stones offer a tactile and visual way of introducing young children to emotions. Each stone is engraved to provide important sensory feedback. Set of 8 stones measure approximately 2.75"L each.
2 years & up. Make friends with children from around the world, mixing and matching the chunky puzzle pieces to make many different combinations. Each friend is dressed in clothing that recognizes a different culture -- China, India, Native American, Africa, Mexico, and the USA. Each 3-piece child measures 6"H x 3"W. Set of 6 puzzles.
6 months & up. This softly toned arch holds pictures for infants to explore at their level. The perfect height (12") to pull up or crawl on, yet short enough to ensure easy supervision when a teacher is sitting on the floor. Surface washable. Each piece is approximately 12" in height and 21" wide. Entire unit is approximately 6' long.
3 months & up. Give tummy time a new dimension with this multi-purpose play area. Leave the shape open, closed, or even turn it inside out. This set incorporates a total of six mirrors, two clear photo pockets, and two sets of bead attachments. It also encourages gross motor function development and facial recognition. Use the Multi-Activity Pentagon set can as shown or separated into 2 smaller pentagons for individual activity play. The floor mat is 1" thick and measures 37"D. Floor… More »
6 months & up. A wonderful tummy time mat that is made of durable rainbow colored vinyl. Includes six 4" x 6" clear vinyl pockets to insert pictures of family members or favorite objects. Also features a flexible 9.5" flexible center mirror where babies can see themselves. Measures 36" x 36" x 1".
12 months & up. These colorful, cushioned acrylic mirrors have handles on each side for babies and toddlers to easily grasp as they smile at themselves or their friends. This set is great for promoting facial recognition, expressions, and shape recognition. These low distortion mirrors can stick to bathroom tiles when wet, so children can place the mirrors at their height then move it when they finish. Made of shatterproof acrylic. Set of 4. Measures 13"L x 8"W.
18 months - 4 years. Help children build upon their social and emotional growth with this Expressions and Emotions Matching Game. This exciting game helps children develop vocabulary as they identify, describe, and become familiar with emotions. Have children look over each facial expression and call out the emotions they think the person is conveying. For extra fun have children match the pieces before identifying the emotions. This game is great for a small group or individual play. Set contains 64 cards (32 sets).
This photo display unit is at the child's eye level. Just attach the hardwood frame to the wall, slip in pictures, art work or photos behind the plexiglass panel. Great for language and cognitive skills. Mounting hardware not included. Measures 48"L x 16"H. Available individually or in a set of three.
18 - 36 months. What do you want to be when you grow up? Children will pretend to be a race car driver, construction worker, zookeeper, pilot, astronaut, or veterinarian while wearing these detailed dress-up shirts in the dramatic play center. Each of the shirts have printed designs representing each occupation. Hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, encouraging independence. Promote an understanding of different careers in the classroom by encouraging dramatic… More »